Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet The Hottie

Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl who met, fell in love, got married and had twenty seven children (slight exaggeration).  They lived happily ever after... sort of. 

I can remember it like it was yesterday. Ten years ago this coming July, I was going with a friend to a fourth of July celebration on the lake.  I can remember being in a terrible mood driving out there, but the second I stepped out of the car, that all changed.  For there, about 100 feet away, stood the man I would one day marry.  I can remember looking out on to the water and seeing this man towering above the water.  I was awe-struck by his good looks and his gentleness with the children that surrounded him.  He looked up at me and the butterflies rushed in.  I had never seen a man this beautiful in real life (seriously).  He stood six feet, seven inches tall, dark hair and the most gorgeous blue-green eyes I'd ever seen.  I spent the day flirting with this man that I could not take my eyes off of.  Something drew me to him- something beyond his looks, beyond his gentleness.  I couldn't put my finger on it, but I knew there was something different about him and I wanted to make sure I got to see him again.

Five months passed before our next meeting.  A chance outing with our best friends would open the door for our future together.  After this evening with our friends, he and I met up to hang out one night.  At the end of our time together, we drove to the complex where I would be moving the following week and I pointed out my apartment before going back home.  On moving day, that same beautiful man came knocking on the door of my new apartment.  My friend and I had stayed up all night cleaning and working to organize the new place.  By the time Kyle and his brother showed up, I was filthy, exhausted, had no makeup on, and was (at the very least) looking rough- not at all my dream for impressing the man who had caused such butterflies in me.

None-the-less, it began.  He started calling, visiting, and taking me out.  He opened doors, pulled out chairs, and courted me.  He made me feel special in a way no other man had.  He made me feel beautiful in a way no other man had.  He had his eyes on the prize and continued to press on towards to goal of wooing me, but little did he know, he had me at hello.  ;)  I wanted to marry that man from the moment I saw him.  Everything female inside of me longed for his attention and affections.  I wanted to marry this man. 

Meet The hottie (a nickname you will learn all about in up-coming posts).   

After all of this, I was still very much a selfish girl...  tune in next time to hear more of our story.  Keep reading and you'll see how I began down this road to becoming the woman God created me to be (a journey I will not complete until I go home to be with Jesus, but a journey worth sharing, none-the-less). You'll meet our children and you will see how God rescued us from potential divorce and worked through us to help us find victory in Him.  No longer I. 

1 comment:

Desiree said...

You are so amazing!! God has given you such a wonderful gift! And that is one awesome friend you have to introduce you to the love of yout life! :)